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Academy of Model Aeronautics
Charter Club #1012

Flying Site Rules


GCRCC Rules

Approved by GCRCC Board 2/10/05

 Flight Rules

 1.       All pilots must comply with the AMA Safety Code.  This code is posted on the bulletin board at the field and can be found in the AMA Membership Application (see below).

 

 2.       All pilots flying aircraft at the GCRCC Field must obey the boundaries of the field and avoid the "NO FLY ZONE".  Respect the eastern field boundary to avoid over flight of our neighbor, the Chrisholm Historic Farmstead.

3.        Engines may not be started in the pit area unless the pilot has the proper frequency pin, and the airplane is pointed in a safe direction and properly restrained.  Prop wash should not be aimed at other planes or people.  Insure that all people are behind propeller before the engine is run up to full throttle.

4.         When flying from the paved east-west runway, flying south of the runway is not permitted except for emergencies.  When flying from the unpaved north-south runway, flying east of the runway is not permitted except for emergencies.  Flying over the pit area is never permitted.  Pilots must stand on the marked pilot line when flying on paved runway or a mutually agreed upon line when flying on the unpaved runway.

5.          A pilot should announce his intentions prior to carrying or taxing a plane to the runway, taking off or landing.  Dead stick landings should be announced and have preference over other operations.  To retrieve aircraft stopped anywhere in front of the pilot line, walk behind other pilots to a point closest to the aircraft and announce intention before crossing the pilot line onto the runway.

6.         Take offs and landings should be made into the prevailing wind.  In the event of a cross wind or no wind, the active pilots should agree on a direction.

7.         High-speed low passes should be made beyond the runway.

8.         No flying may occur while the field is being mowed without prior consent of mower operators.

9.         A pilot about to make a "maiden" flight or the first flight after repair must inform the others on the flight line and in the pit area.  This ensures that everyone is alert in the event of a problem.

10.       New members and students are not permitted to fly at the GCRCC field unless they are under the direct supervision of a GCRCC instructor or have been "signed off" by two GCRCC instructors. 

The board appoints instructors for each flying season upon the recommendation of the training coordinator.

11.       Non-members may fly at the GCRCC field as the guest of a current member or as part of a GCRCC sanctioned event.  Proof of current AMA membership is required.

12.       Non-AMA members may receive one demonstration flight with a buddy box under the control of a GCRCC instructor.  The plane must be owned by a GCRCC member.

13.      When frequency control pins are in use, you must have the proper pin in your possession before you turn on your transmitter.  When you pick up the pin from the rack, place your GCRCC Membership Card in its place.  Return the pin to the rack after your flight and after your transmitter has been turned off and remove your card.  Note: When the pins are not in use, it is your responsibility to make sure your frequency is clear before turning on your transmitter.

Equipment Rules

 

14.      Channel number/frequency is required to be clearly displayed on all transmitters.

15.      Your name and address must be placed in your model, or your AMA membership number must be displayed on your model.

16.      Mufflers are required on all 2-cycle engines of .10 cubic inch displacement and larger. Mufflers must be an enclosed, expansion chamber type.  Engines with tuned pipes are considered muffled.  Engines that seem too nosy will be checked against AMA guidelines.

17.       A proper spinner or lock nut is highly recommended on all engines.  The single nut and washer that came with your engine should not be used without a spinner or lock nut.

18.       All radio equipment used at the GCRCC field or sanctioned event must meet the 1991 AMA requirements

19.       The GCRCC highly recommends that EZ connectors not be used on glow or gas powered airplanes for the control surfaces--rudder, elevator and aileron.

Site Rules

20.       All spectators must remain behind the spectator line at all times.  Any small children must be accompanied by and under the control of a supervising adult.

21.       The last person to leave the field is responsible for locking the front gate.  The GCRCC combination lock must be connected between the chain and the Cinergy pad lock.  Please be sure the lock is reset to read 0-0-0-0 at all times.

22.       The picnic facilities are for use by Cinergy Woodsdale Power Plant employees, GCRCC members and their immediate families and guests.

23.       No glow or gas powered boats on the pond.

24.       No models, flight boxes and/or equipment are permitted on the tables in the Cinergy shelter.

25.       It is your responsibility to remove your trash and leave the field clean. 


 

You may also download the rules in either PDF or MS Word format.


Here is a link to the AMA site safety code.  This is a PDF document, so you must have Adobe reader to access it.

AMA safety code

More information about the AMA is available at the organizations official website:

AMA





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